Project Management

Ensure superior results with our project management services including PMO setup and evaluation and our unique approach to accelerate capital projects: Quick Wins®

Specializing in implementing innovative global initiatives, capital projects, and product development, Ricardo has directed dozens of projects across industries and continents, managing more than $20 billion in global efforts over the past 25 years.

Combining different approaches and methodologies, we can provide a tailor-made solution to your project challenges. From maturity assessment to project recovery implementation. From waterfall methods to lean and agile project management.

Accelerated planning using Quick Wins®

From 0 to 100% in 3 weeks! Understand why our Quick Wins® methodology will provide visibility to your project results in record time.

The Quick Wins® methodology can be used in structuring projects in the execution phase and without adequate planning and projects in crisis. Your organization can gain a tremendous competitive edge.

  • Current project status assessment
  • Implementation of the Quick Wins® process
  • Team structuring that will compose the task force
  • Existing information collection
  • Quick Wins® documents first version definition
  • Communication plan definition and implementation
  • Contingency process implementation
  • Risk Triggers definition and their application within projects scope
  • Leaders training and coaching
  • Assisted operation

Setting up a Project Office (PMO)

Obtain the necessary skills to manage projects aligned with your organization's strategy. Ricardo Vargas has implemented more than 100 project offices in several countries that oversee more than US$20 billion in investments.

These Project Offices (PMOs) include several industries such as petroleum and petrochemical, construction, steel, information technology, automotive, mining, and financial services. Learn more about our differentials in the work of implementing autonomous and departmental project management offices.

  • Maturity assessment and gap's analysis
  • Project management / Hybrid approach
  • PMO's team development
  • Technological infrastructure analysis
  • Proof of concept and pilot project
  • Training
  • Assisted operation

Project recovery

Minimize the impacts of a project in crisis with the expertise of those who know the subject.

  • Recovery plan development
  • Recovery alternatives assessment
  • Outcomes assessment (addition, absorption, starvation or extinction)
  • Premature project closeout
  • Support on the leadership decision-making process
  • Critical response implementation
  • Recovery plan implementation through Quick Wins®
  • Contingency process implementation

Project Office (PMO) optimization

Optimize teams, approach, and methods to ensure your company increases maturity on projects and, consequently, improves results with existing PMOs.

  • Sponsors and key stakeholders' buy-in
  • Process model assessment, restructuring, and optimization
  • Lean project management implementation
  • Implementation of hybrid approaches to project delivery
  • Coexisting Agile and Waterfall
  • Establish PMO team roles and profiles
  • Communications restructuring
  • Project manager career path

Project maturity assessment

Our extensive experience in project, program, and portfolio management will help your organization diagnose its current situation in managing your projects and plan the growth of the capabilities needed to execute them better.

  • Project maturity diagnosis using Axelos P3M3® assessment
  • Competency mapping
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Improvements in planning

Key issues addressed

  • Lack of results
  • Strong and negative project impact on the media and local community
  • Low team performance and morale
  • Lack of control and chaos in the execution of the project work
  • Inaccurate and unreliable status reports
  • Constant improvisation
  • Accidents and damages
  • Delays and budget overrun
  • Benefits and outcomes not achieved
  • Breakdown of communications
  • Conflicts with relevant stakeholders
  • Perceived chaos
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“Our partnership with Ricardo Vargas was not about business. It was a common well-done challenge in which we had the opportunity to join our experience with his charismatic leadership. The tangible and immediate results were three months less in the schedule of Baguari HPP implementation and a new book collecting our knowledge on Hydro Power Plant developing. But the most critical work can be in the future.”

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“... Behind this gentleman, there is one of the most experts on project management in the world, and it’s comforting to know that we can count on him again.”

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Superintendent of Generation and Transmission in Societies

“The most outstanding qualities : Great results, Expert, Creative. Ricardo Vargas is a very dedicated professional, with profound knowledge in project management, who brought significant impacts to our project. In addition to being a great and reliable person, he honours his commitments. So it was a pleasure to meet you in my professional life.”

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“The experience of working with Ricardo and his team was excellent. We identify promising opportunities for improvement, and we also developed processes with remarkable consistency for project and portfolio management.”

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Director, Planning & Business Development

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